Premier League footballer arrested on suspicion of rape questioned over two further rape allegations

The Premier League footballer has been released on bail to a date in August
The Premier League footballer has been released on bail to a date in August

The man who is 29 cannot be named for legal reasons

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A Premier League footballer arrested in north London on suspicion of rape has been questioned over two further rape allegations.

The man, who is 29 but cannot be named for legal reasons, was being quizzed by police over an alleged attack on a woman which was said to have taken place in June this year.

The Metropolitan Police said on Tuesday the man had been further arrested on suspicion of two incidents of rape in 2021 against a different woman, before being bailed to a date in August.

The force said: “On 4 July, an allegation of rape of a woman in her 20s was reported to police.

“It was reported the alleged rape happened in June 2022. On 4 July, a 29-year-old man was arrested at an address in Barnet on suspicion of rape and taken into custody.

“While in custody, he was further arrested on suspicion of two incidents of rape that were alleged to have been committed in April and June of 2021 against a different woman in her 20s.

“He has subsequently been released on bail to a date in August. Enquiries into the circumstances are ongoing.”